Bright ruby colour, very clean and not very dense. Bang, we’re in commercial red territory with the nose, and I mean that as only half an insult. Let’s face it, there’s something comforting about the easygoing aroma profile of a well made, mainstream red wine. This one has pretty aromas of sweet red berry fruit, grilled meat, an interesting medicinal note and subdued brambles, along with a hint of gentle oak. Everything in its place.
Not its best vintage by any means either. Better years have produced less confected characters and more savoury ones. At under $10 though, yep, its one of the perfect Bbq wines out there and not bad with pizza.
Interesting. I haven’t followed this wine with regularity but it would certainly be more interesting with a greater emphasis on savouriness.
Pizza sounds the ticket.